Liberal Jews stand side by side with Muslim brothers and sisters

20 June 2017

Liberal Jews including the movement’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich (pictured), took part in a vigil last night – held outside the Finsbury Park mosque.

The event took place around the corner from the scene of Sunday’s terrorist attack and saw people of all faiths, ages and political backgrounds unite and support each other.

Daniel Casson, of Kehillah North London, said: “My daughter Isla and I attended the Iftar with Sadiq Khan, Jeremy Corbyn, Brendan Cox, Cressida Dick, Neil Jameson of Citizens UK, the Mayor of Islington and local politicians and leaders of all faiths.

“It was an amazing event. There was no anger – just determination.

“The talk was proudly London and proudly Islington. It was about the great social/community work the Muslim Welfare Association is doing and about how the faiths are working together to make no room for hatred and violence.

“We must now redouble our efforts to clear away ignorance and hatred.”

Rabbi Danny Rich said: “I was moved by how the local community of all faiths, races and diverse backgrounds came together in a moment of comfort and support.”

A number of speakers addressed the crowd, including the mosque’s chair Mohammed Kozbar.

He said: “These people, these extremists, their aim is to divide our communities, is to spread hatred, fear and division among our communities.

“We all have harmony in this area, and these people try to divide us, but we tell them that we will not let you do that.”

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